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The Poor Astros Will Be Sent To Slaughter On Baseball's Opening…

The Poor Astros Will Be Sent To Slaughter On Baseball's Opening Night

deadspin.com Updated Jan 3, 2013
MLB just announced which two teams will be facing off in the first game of the 2013 season, and the matchup is a curious one. On one side there are the Texas Rangers, a team that has proven itself to be one of the most exciting and watchable squads in b…
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  • MLB season to kick off with Astros vs. Rangers

    MLB season to kick off with Astros vs. Rangers

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Houston Astros' debut in the American League against the Texas Rangers will officially open the 2013 season on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" on March 31.
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  • Andrew McCutchen Fathead terrorizes small dog

    Andrew McCutchen Fathead terrorizes small dog

    yahoo.com Jan 3, 2013
    Despite a BuzzFeed post that suggests otherwise, popular Pittsburgh Pirates superstar Andrew McCutchen is not universally beloved. In addition to NL Central opponents, the center fielder's known enemies now include a small, fluffy dog whose owner recent…
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  • Reds' pitchers, catchers report to camp Feb. 12

    Reds' pitchers, catchers report to camp Feb. 12

    MLB.com Jan 3, 2013
    Reds fans itching for baseball to return to the forefront now have some dates to circle on their calendars. Pitchers and catchers are slated to report to camp in Goodyear, Ariz., on Feb. 12. The full squad is scheduled to be on site Feb. 15.
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  • Reds sign two righties and outfielder to Minors deals

    Reds sign two righties and outfielder to Minors deals

    MLB.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Reds have signed right-handers Jeff Marquez and Kevin Whelan and outfielder Derrick Robinson to Minor League contracts.
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  • Puerto Rico sees several hints of baseball revival

    Puerto Rico sees several hints of baseball revival

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    On an island where the name of Roberto Clemente is emblazoned on stadiums, streets and schools, baseball is making a rally.
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  • Indians reclaim Canzler, set to introduce Swisher

    Indians reclaim Canzler, set to introduce Swisher

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    Russ Canzler is back with the Indians. Nick Swisher is on his way.
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Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mark Cuban's anniversary

    Jan 3
    As Mark Cuban celebrates his 13th anniversary as Mavericks owner, the team struggles to find a future.
  • 2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card Round

    Jan 3
    With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
  • Mike James to sign with Texas Legends of D-League, sources say

    Jan 3
    In an attempt to convince the Dallas Mavericks that he can help them, veteran point guard Mike James is joining the D-League's Texas Legends in time for Saturday's game against Tulsa, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
  • One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    Jan 3
    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews